If it wasn’t bad enough dealing with inebriated Cubs fans out in the bleachers at Wrigley Field already — the ballpark’s bleacher bums have a notoriously rowdy reputation — one poor vendor working Wednesday’s game between the Cubbies and Miami Marlins had injury added to insult. Or however that saying goes.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes turned on a Jeff Samardzija offering high up in the zone, hitting a rocket shot into the right field stands. Unfortunately, the vendor, who had his back turned to the action, had no idea that a screaming baseball was bearing down upon him like a heat-seeking missile. The next thing he knows: BLAM! A shot right to the back.
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. But at the same time, the vendor, after being escorted away by Wrigley Field staff, probably got the rest of the night off and did not have to deal with those troglodytic Wrigley Field bleacher denizens.
Oh, I’m kidding. Not everyone inhabiting the bleachers at Wrigley Field are troglodytes. But some of them are. And if anyone has had to deal with those folks, it’s most certainly a vendor. Poor guy.